Leinenkugel’s Beer Opens New Brewery At Milwaukee MLB Ballpark

, Leinenkugel’s Beer Opens New Brewery At Milwaukee MLB Ballpark

(Courtesy Leinenkugel’s / Molson Coors)


Updated: 11:20 EST – 4/11/23)


Finally, an actual brewery inside a Milwaukee Major League ballpark. And we’ve gotta ask, “What took so long?”

Here’s the deal

Leinenkugel’s is a Wisconsin brewery with six generations of family history that’s been brewing beer for almost 150 years. It was purchased by the Miller Brewing company in 1988 and is now part of the Molson Coors family of beers.

And even though they are now a Big Beer property Leinenkugel’s has retained its regional Wisconsin identity and has rabid following that love what they do. So word that the Chippewa Falls brewery had opened a small batch brewery inside a Milwaukee’s MLB ballpark is big news.

With the start of Major League Baseball season the J. Leinenkugel’s Barrel Yard at American Family Field is finally up-and-running and it’s a striking full-service bar and restaurant space overlooking left field.

, Leinenkugel’s Beer Opens New Brewery At Milwaukee MLB Ballpark

(Courtesy Leinenkugel’s)

The three-barrel system is brewing beers made exclusively for baseball fans, including a Remastered Red Lager, a new IPA (you’ve gotta have an IPA!) and Cherry Gose, brewed with local cherries from Door County, Wis., and Himalayan salt. It is also serving up Grapefruit Shandy, as well as Leinenkugel’s entire draft lineup.

So, yeah, baseball season just got a whole lot better at Milwaukee’s American Family Field.

“The majority of our products will be what you expect from Leinenkugel’s: sessionable, drinkable, outdoorsy beers,” the Barrel Yard’s pilot brewer Corrine Georges told Beer & Beyond. ”We’ll throw in about 30% that are experimental.”

And with a deep background in craft that includes stints at top breweries in Denver and Kansas City, Georges is excited about the opportunity at the Barrel Yard, where she’s looking forward to brewing beers that aren’t commonly found Major League ballparks as well as some new IPAs.

“It’s going to be fun. How can you not be?” Georges added. “The freedom of being able to make a bunch of different types of recipes is really exciting.”

“It’s a massive opportunity for us and the Brewers,” said Tony Bugher who just stepped in as the new president of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. “Most importantly, the fans are going to have a world-class destination in a great stadium to sample home-grown Wisconsin beers they can only get right there.”


(All image credits: Leinenkugel’s / Molson Coors)

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